Construction update: The Baucafé

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Construction update: The Baucafé

Construction update: The Baucafé A lot of people that have been to the Europe Center have fond memories of the Baucafé. It is a structure with a lot of functions: It doubled as a café during open-house days, as a party location on weekend nights and as a chilled out place to bask in the sun during the warmer days here in Allgäu. Back in the  in 2009 a team, headed by Achim and Alexander designed and built the Baucafé. It served us well for five years. With the new pub almost finished the Baucafé has served its purpose at the Europe Center. But ...
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Posted on September 12th, 2014.  |  In category: Construction, Latest News, moreEC

Construction Update: Porter’s Lodge

Construction Update: Porter’s Lodge Over the course of the last few weeks one of the companies gutted the old porter's lodge at the entrance gate to the courtyard. They also started reconstructing the roof, so the building is back in good shape. It used to house our wood workshop and it will become the place for our shop in the near future. Soon after Beate and her brick laying crew took over from the professional company and started working on the building. As we still have some of the original barn bricks left, we are going to use them to decorate the lodge from ...
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Posted on September 7th, 2014.  |  In category: Construction, Latest News, moreEC

Construction update #16 – Gompa inauguration

Construction update #16 – Gompa inauguration August 10 marks a real milestone of the Europe Center project. The new meditation hall was inaugurated by Lama Ole and Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche, a high Kagyu meditation master from the East. Many thousands of friends from all over the world came and, in turns, took part in the inauguration. The new meditation hall will be able to house a lot of people and increase the acidity of the Europe Center immensely. Even thought the meditation hall is inaugurated internally, companies are still working on the last details, also down in the pub. The aim is to be operational and invite ...
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Posted on August 19th, 2014.  |  In category: Construction, Courses, Lamas at the EC, Latest News, moreEC

Construction Update #15

Construction Update #15 As the date of the inauguration of our new meditation hall is drawing closer, work is speeding up ever more. The brasserie is  taking shape more and more: Beate and her great team have finished the restoration of the bricks and finished plastering the lower part of the walls. The acoustic ceiling is installed and painted and also the dark-brown wooden floor is already finished and creates a great pub atmosphere. All around the top of the wall, just under the ceiling, the old ventilation shafts were left open and will house tsa-tsas from different centers from all over the world. ...
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Posted on July 30th, 2014.  |  In category: Construction, Latest News, moreEC

Construction Update #14

Construction Update #14 With about a month to go to the inauguration of our new meditation hall in the barn, everybody is working intensively to be ready on time. You can already see all the walls in the basement and you can imagine easily where the future toilets will be. One floor up, at brasserie level, our professional companies have poured the floor screed and plastered a lot of the walls. The kitchen is especially beautiful: The new metro tiles, in a slight retro look, give the kitchen a lot of atmosphere and will remind you of the historic background of the brasserie. Meanwhile ...
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Posted on July 10th, 2014.  |  In category: Construction, Latest News, moreEC

Construction update 13#

Construction update 13# Building in huge dimensions takes a huge amount of planning down to the tiniest of details. We want to share some of those details with you and show you how much thought went into the planning process. Let's take a look at the brasserie first: we will have a counter in front of the kitchen which serves multiple purposes: Food will be served here during the day and at night it becomes a bar and we will serve drinks. So it needs in intricate design to be able to house carts with food, plates and fridges with cool drinks for the ...
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Posted on June 20th, 2014.  |  In category: Construction, Latest News, moreEC

Construction Update #12

Construction Update #12 When it comes to building a center or a stupa, people really have the wish to help with the project. Some help by giving money and some help by working on the project directly. All forms of support are highly appreciated and we are thankful for the generosity that so many showed. We want to inform you of our newest ideas on how to involve our people directly into the building process and of what we have already done. The first steps of the project were taken by ourselves. Over a couple of days we dismantled the old tool shop ourselves ...
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Posted on June 6th, 2014.  |  In category: Construction, Latest News, moreEC

Construction update #10

Construction update #10 After the barn had seemed to disappear, it is now almost back in its old shape, at least from the outside. From the villa side the roof is finished from the outside and it looks magnificent. All the tiles in one side are there and also the metal works on the whole roof are in process. From the inside the roof workers continue to install the insulation. Already last weekend three big metal staircase were in place, allowing to easily access the brasserie from the gompa upstairs. The brasserie retains its classic look but obvious changes are taking place in some ...
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Posted on April 13th, 2014.  |  In category: Construction, Latest News, moreEC

Construction update #9

Construction update #9 Two weeks have passed since the last update and we are happy to announce that the concrete works are slowly coming to an end. The footprint of the whole new build is already visible and all of the casts for the walls are being prepared, waiting to be filled. The concrete on the roof of the east wing is finished and will soon be connected to the north wing. Besides this a lot has been done in the brasserie and the gompa. The roof towers have been installed and their copper finish is shining brightly in the sun. Also the roof ...
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Posted on March 28th, 2014.  |  In category: Construction, Latest News, moreEC

Open EC Teams Weekend

Open EC Teams Weekend Dearest friends of the EC, The upcoming weekend of Feb. 7-9 is not something to miss. It actually needs the participation of as many of you as possible. Already as soon as the Summer Course we will all inaugurate the new gompa together and from then on the EC will never stand still. Everything will increase in size and dimension. We will run the Brasserie instead of the small cafeteria now, we will have bigger events and already next year the new building is bound to be finished and we will have dozens of rooms. As the dimensions of the EC increase, ...
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Posted on February 4th, 2014.  |  In category: Latest News, moreEC